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Dr. Mariella Suleiman M.D

Mariella got her Medical Degree from the Hashemite University in Jordan. During her two months of elective clinical rotations she chose to pursue her area of interest in Psychiatry. Mariella spent her time in the United States at two programs, one at the University of North Carolina because of its first ever inpatient clinic for moms with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and the other at the Mayo Clinic where they had an outpatient program.

She completed the Postpartum Support International (PSI) certificate training in “Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care”. Now, empowered by her PSI training, her commitment to perinatal mental health, and her desire to increase awareness and resources in Jordan, Mariella is the first-ever PSI coordinator in her country. 1 in 7 women get affected by Postpartum depression and this can be a very distressful time for a family. The biggest obstacle in our region includes the stigma surrounding psychological disorders during and/or after pregnancy. “I believe that when you save a mom you save a family which goes hand in hand with something that Queen Rania often says: “If you empower a woman, you empower a whole society.”

Articles By Dr. Mariella Suleiman:

Postpartum OCD: diagnosis and symptoms
Have you ever heard of moms experiencing some extreme behavior with their newborns, picturing their babies in dangerous and unrealistic situations? And having difficulties to...
what happens when childbirth experience is traumatic?
Many times, the experience of childbirth is not easy at all for many mothers, after which they may experience anxiety, tension and mood changes, especially...
Postpartum anxiety: what is it and what are the symptoms?
After giving birth, many moms usually experience stressful thoughts and feelings about their newborns, and they become anxious to the extent that those feelings start...
Postpartum depression in men
1 in 10 new dads gets Postpartum Depression. But isn’t it an illness for moms? How come they get depressed when they weren’t the ones...
How can the husband and family support moms with
In my previous article I talked about the natural changes that the mother undergoes after birth, which may lead to what is known as "postpartum...
How Do You Know Postpartum Depression is Happening?
1 in 7 women develop Postpartum Depression which is Depression triggered by childbirth. Not only can it occur after birth but at any time around pregnancy...
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